Q&A PROVIDES EXPERTISE IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC ADMISSION AREAS:*

Athletics: D1/D1A and other conferences/divisions

  • Columbia University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, UCDavis, University of the Pacific, USC, Villanova, Wake Forest

Community SERVICE/ENGAGEMENT  

  • Duke University, University of Michigan, Tufts University, and UCLA

University of California

  • Every University of California from Berkeley to Santa Cruz

California State University SYSTEM  

  • Every Cal State University from Cal Poly SLO to San Diego State

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

  • Coca Cola Scholarship Foundation, Posse Foundation, National Black Achievement & Hispanic Scholars, Gates Millennium Scholarship, “The Scholar” reality television national winner, and Presidential scholarships at Boston University, NYU, USC, Tulane University, Washington University in St. Louis, UCB, and UCLA

Health Professions/Pre-med/Public Health/Sports Medicine

  • Including six-year medical school programs--Brown University, USC, Boston University, The George Washington University, and other health-related professional programs at Case Western and Johns Hopkins University

Highly selective admissions

  • The Ivy league, all the top thirty universities and colleges in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including Amherst College, Claremont McKenna College, Georgetown University, McGill University, Oxford University, Pomona College, Stanford University, Swarthmore, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern

Historically Black Colleges & Universities

  • Howard University, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges

Learning Differences

  • The SALT Program-University of Arizona, Brown University, University of Michigan

LGBTQ

  • American University, Brown University, NYU, Occidental College, University of Chicago, University of Vermont, UCB, and UCLA

Pac Ten, Big Ten, and Southern Universities

  • Universities of Alabama, Maryland, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Virginia; Indiana University; Ohio State; Michigan; Wisconsin; Penn State; Vanderbilt University; Wake Forest University

STEM

  • Brown University, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, Harvey Mudd College, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice, UCB, UCLA , University of Rochester

Transfers

  • Loyola Marymount University, USC, UCLA, Brown, Columbia University, Rice University, UPENN

Visual & Performing Arts

  • Belmont University, Berkley School of Music, Cal Arts, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell University, Emerson Musical Theater, University of Miami, Northwestern University, Parsons, SUNY Purchase Conservatory, Tisch School of the Arts, Tulane University, UCLA, USC Arts, Popular Music Program, Film, and Theatre, Yale University

Women’s Colleges

  • Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mills College, Mt. Holyoke College, Scripps College, Smith College, Wellesley College

*The list of colleges is representative of our work with students and families; it is not meant to be exhaustive.

I’ve worked with Vincent Garcia over the past two years on a variety of issues critical to advancing educational equity in both the preK-12 landscape and the higher ed landscape where his experience in Admissions and Student Support Services offers an exemplary view into complex diversity and inclusiveness issues. He’s one of the most remarkably resourceful and well-connected colleagues I have, and introduced me to Point Foundation as well as the LGBT Institute, the latter of which led to my nomination and service on its inaugural programming board.
— -Tim’m T. West, Senior Managing Director, Teach For America’s LGBTQ Community Initiative
I felt that Caryl listened carefully to my thoughts and especially my feelings and during such a stressful time. She was able to make me feel comfortable and confident in my choices. The anxiety level is so high and she was able to help put it all in perspective. I always trusted your opinions and suggestions because of your awesome knowledge and experience. Most importantly, I felt that you were just as invested in my applications/decisions as a parent would be.
— Matt - Los Angeles, CA 2015
Everyone has learning differences, and what Vince understood was that for my three daughters what they were looking for were campuses that would maximize their potential. Vince understood exceptionally well what their needs, interests, abilities, and strengths were, and he advocated for learning differences support and services at their high school. His practical, straightforward, and encouraging approach created admissions strategies, which addressed them individually and successfully. Vince was exceptional at helping each of them stand out and attend their first-choice universities.
— Client from 2005-2015